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New Global Technology Centre for Alstom
08 November, 2011
Alstom has today inaugurated the company’s newest Global Technology Centre (GTC) that will focus on sustainable hydroelectric power.

Senate urged to include new commitment to hydro in jobs legislation
22 September, 2011
Hydropower companies in the US have urged President Obama and Senate leaders to promote expanded hydropower generation in legislation designed to boost the economy and create jobs.

US Govt awards almost $17M for advanced hydropower technologies
07 September, 2011
The US Departments of Energy and Interior have announced funding of nearly $17M over the next three years for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology.

Facing facts on North American hydro
11 August, 2011
Two recently published reports provide a detailed insight into US and Canadian hydropower industry development

Banking on support from the IDB
30 June, 2011
The Inter-American Development Bank is providing a US$700M loan for the largest energy efficiency project ever undertaken in Latin America. Alejandro Melandri gives an insight into why the bank is keen to support refurbishment of Venezuela’s Guri project, and others like it.

Southern surge
30 June, 2011
Large and small hydropower developments are pushing ahead across Latin America with much cross-border and wider international participation, reports Patrick Reynolds.

CFRD project update
30 June, 2011
A number of new hydro projects featuring concrete faced rockfill dams are under development worldwide. Here we provide a brief update on five selected projects

Going full circle
20 May, 2011
George Annandale from Golder Associates discusses the prudent use of water resources through sustainable management of associated infrastructure. He explains how a circular style of thinking is now necessary to manage sedimentation effectively

New turbine commissioned at Boatlock hydro plant
22 March, 2011
Power generation has been increased at Unit 1 of Holyoke Gas & Electric’s (HGE) Boatlock hydroelectric station in Massachusetts, US, following the commissioning of a new Mavel turbine installed by Waterline Industries Corporation.

Influencing engineering
21 February, 2011
To celebrate the importance of the dam engineering sector, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 people we believe have made the biggest difference to the sector over the last 10 years. This list – in alphabetical order – was compiled using nominations from contacts and readers around the world, and was decided by the IWP&DC editorial team and industry experts

Multiple challenges
21 February, 2011
Hydro projects recently completed or underway in Latin America and Asia show tunnelling challenges in various combinations of scale, layout and ground. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Water flow monitoring aids fish passage
21 February, 2011
System level monitoring and water flow rates automated through OPC server monitors with added alarm systems aided in the safe passage upstream for the American eel at the St. Lawrence-FDR power project in North America

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